260 militants give up fighting in Afghanistan

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Kabul, July 19 (IANS) At least 260 Taliban militants gave up fighting in Afghanistan’s Samangan province and handed over their weapons to authorities on Tuesday, a police official said.

“The fighters, including three key Taliban commanders, surrendered to the government,” Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying.

Taliban militants were yet to make comment.

–IANS

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